Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dog Swap

The SCAL-MTC Hints Yahoo Group is having a dog page swap.  The pages are 6x6 and I made mine double sided.  Can't wait to see what everyone else does!  The doggie cutting file is free at That's Scrap Inc.  It's from ScrapbookCircus and you can download it at :

Monday, April 18, 2011

Let them eat cake!

Besides cardmaking and scrapbooking, I also dabble in cake decorating on occasion. The occasion this time was my son's wedding. He was married to a darling girl yesterday. They asked me to do the wedding cake and groom's cake. This was my first attempt at gumpaste and I must say I like it a lot. The wedding cake was strawberry on the bottom layer with strawberry filling. The second layer was white almond with apricot filling, as was the top layer.  Originally, there was supposed to be another layer of chocolate with raspberry filling as the base to these three layers, but after putting it together, it was SO heavy that we couldn't really lift it all to move it!  That layer stayed in the kitchen and was served later during the night.  The groom's was a chocolate fudge cake with strawberry filling and chocolate buttercream frosting, then covered with a dark chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate dipped strawberries. Everyone seemed to enjoy them both and the bride and groom were quite pleased!